BENEFITING: Sharsheret, Inc.
ORGANIZER: Sharsheret, Inc.
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016
What began as a passion-driven effort to run the 2015 NYC Marathon for Sharsheret, soon became a personal mission, as I was diagnosed with breast cancer several months into my training.
I knew I wouldn't be able to run NY, becasue I had to take care of the cancer first.
As I went through the initial stages of diagnosis, and planning for treatment, I created my own local marathon, and raised over $20,000 for Sharsheret- an organization which supports young Jewish women fighting breast and ovarian cancer. On October 18th, 2015, two days before my mastectomy- I ran the streets of Denver with over 50 friends joining me for various legs of the marathon. It was amazing and probably my best personal moment in the past year.
My dream was kept alive, as my spot for NY was deferred to 2016- and I have the honor, and the blessing of renewed strength and health, to be able to take this on again. I am part of TEAM SHARSHERET for the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon... and I would be thrilled to have you with me on this journey.
Sharsheret has supported me- and my family- over the past year in immeasurable ways. I am so glad to be an advocate and awareness-raiser for this incredible organization.
Please consider making a donation to support me in fulfilling my dream.